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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Hawai'i softball beats Northwestern, Hofstra

Advertiser Staff

Sheri Oronoz pitched a seven-hitter, and Stacie Hirano and Denise Dahlberg each drove in two runs as Hawai'i defeated Northwestern, 6-2, last night at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Kate Judd's three-run homer lifts UH over Hofstra.

Advertiser library photo • Feb. 13, 2002

In an earlier game, Kate Judd hit a three-run homer in the third inning and Shannon Tabion pitched a four-hitter as Hawai'i beat Hofstra, 3-1.

Oronoz walked one and struck out three in the second game to improve to 14-7.

Hirano hit a two-run homer to right-center in the sixth inning, and Dahlberg singled in two runs in a three-run first.

Hawai'i's Natalie Gonzales batted 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

In the first game, Tabion walked three and struck out five to improve to 2-2.

In last week's Chevron Invitational, Northwestern beat Hawai'i, 8-5. Hawai'i split two games with Hofstra in the tournament, winning 5-3, and losing 2-1.

Hawai'i improved to 23-15. Northwestern dropped to 9-8-1 and Hofstra fell to 8-19.

The Rainbow Wahine will next play Western Athletic Conference road games at San Jose State and Louisiana Tech from March 29 to April 13.


• BYUH splits: Brigham Young-Hawai'i split a doubleheader with visiting Eastern Oregon yesterday, winning the opener 4-3 in eight innings before losing 8-0 in six innings.

The Seasiders (8-15) rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the opener in the first extra inning. Michelle Gibson led off with a walk, was sacrificed to second, took third on an illegal pitch and scored the game-winner on a wild pitch.

The Mountaineers took advantage of three BYUH errors to score seven unearned runs in the third inning of the second game.

BYUH next plays Friday and Saturday at Montana State-Billings.


• Fitzgerald honored: University of Hawai'i's Lauren Fitzgerald has been named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Fitzgerald, a freshman from Santa Maria, Calif., has won four of five singles matches this season.


• HPU in championships: The Hawai'i Pacific University Cheerleaders and Dance Team will each be competing at the Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship, April 3-7, at Daytona Beach, Fla.

The teams won their respective divisions at the 2002 National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance Collegiate Championship.

The event will be televised on CBS Sports, Saturday, April 27, at 9 a.m. HST.


• Islanders to open season: The Hawaiian Islanders of Arena Football 2 will open their inaugural season against the Fresno Frenzy Saturday at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The Islanders and Frenzy are af2 expansion franchises.

Tickets range from $10 to $150. Admission for a family of four will be $20. For ticket information, call 532-7362.